Inner hair Cells (IHCs)
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Main references ("to be update")

IHC: structure and function


a1. Cody AR, Russell IJ, The response of hair cells in the basal turn of the guinea-pig cochlea to tones. J Physiol (Lond) 1987 Feb;383:551-69
a2. Dallos P, Neurobiology of cochlear inner and outer hair cells: intracellular recordings. Hear Res 1986;22:185-98
a3. Ashmore JF. The cellular machinery of the cochlea. Exper. Physiol., 79: 113-134, 1994
a4. Hudspeth AJ, Tanaka K. Sensory systems. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1998 Aug;8(4):443-6


a11. ENGSTRÖM, H., ADES, H.W. & ANDERSSON, A. eds, Structural Pattern of the Organ of Corti. Almqvist & Wiksell, Stockholm,1966.
a12. SPOENDLIN, H. The Organization of the Cochlear Receptor, Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Vol. 13, L. Rüedi, ed, Karger, Basel, New York,1966.
a13. PICKLES JO, 1982. An introduction to the physiology of hearing. Academic Press, Orlando.

a14. JAHN A.F.and J. SANTOS-SACCHI, J.eds, Cochlear physiology. , Raven Press, New York, 1988
a15. DALLOS, P., POPPER, A.N., FAY, R.R. The cochlea. Springer Handbook of Auditory Research Vol. 8, 1996, Springer Verlag, New York.

...and also

a21. RUSSELL, I.J., SELLICK, P.M. Intracellular studies of hair cells in the mammalian cochlea.
J. Physiol. (London) 284, 261-290, 1978
a22. RUSSELL, IJ, Origin of the receptor potential in inner hair cells of the mammalian cochlea--evidence for Davis' theory. Nature 1983 Jan 27;301(5898):334-6
a23. Dallos P, Cheatham MA, Nonlinearities in cochlear receptor potentials and their origins.
J Acoust Soc Am 1989 Nov;86(5):1790-6

Synapses at IHC level


b1. SPOENDLIN, H. Anatomy of cochlear innervation. Am. J. Otolaryngol. 6, 453-467,1985
b2. PUJOL, R. & LENOIR, M. The four types of synapses in the organ of Corti. In: Neurobiology of Hearing: The Cochlea, R.A. Altschuler, R.P. Bobbin and D.W. Hoffman, eds, Raven Press, New York, 1986, pp. 161-172.

...and also

b11. LIBERMAN, M.C. Morphological differences among radial afferent fibers in the cat cochlea: an electron-microscopic study of serial sections. Hear. Res.,1980, 3: 45-63.
b12. KIANG, N.Y.S., RHO, J.M., NORTHROP, C.C., LIBERMAN, M.C., RYUGO, D.K. Hair-cell innervation by spiral ganglion cells in adults cats. Science, 217: 175-177,1982
b13. LIBERMAN, M.C. Single-neuron labelling in the cat auditory nerve. Science 216, 1239-1241,1982
b14. Merchan-Perez A, Liberman MC Ultrastructural differences among afferent synapses on cochlear hair cells: correlations with spontaneous discharge rate. J Comp Neurol 1996, 371(2):208-21



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